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Microsoft Phasing Out Expression Design Suite, Adding Features in Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

Microsoft kills Expression Design ToolsMicrosoft kills Expression Design Tools

Microsoft has discontinued the Expression product family (Expression Design and Expression Web including Expression Studio).

The entire suite, is being phased out, though customers will receive mainstream support until 2015. With extended support “officially” ends in 2020.

Both, the Expression Design 4 and Expression Web 4 begin …

One Year of Windows Azure FREE with WebsiteSpark; Free E-Book “Introducing Windows Server 2012”; P&P Best Practices on Continuous Delivery with VS 2012 & TFS 2012; Working with XAML AppBar in Blend and VS 2012

WebsiteSpark offering free one year of Windows Azure - up to $1,400 in annual savingsWebsiteSpark offering free one year of Windows Azure - up to $1,400 in annual savings

Microsoft WebsiteSpark, now offering members “one year of free Windows Azure – up to $1,400 in annual savings” enabling, members design, develop and deploy their sites in the cloud with Windows Azure.

For those not aware, “WebsiteSpark is a program for small web development and design companies launched today …

Microsoft Advertising SDK for the Windows 8 Release Preview Now Available!

Microsoft Advertising SDK Release Preview available today builds on the investments made in the Technical Preview in December last year, and the Consumer Preview in February with a continued focus on developer and consumer experiences.

“Amongst other improvements and bug fixes this release includes drag and drop support for …

Download Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 with Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available for download through the Microsoft Download Center.

“Expression Encoder is an advanced audio/video-encoding and live-broadcasting application especially suited for generating content that takes full advantage of the rich graphic and interactive capability of Microsoft Silverlight playback scenarios,” stated Microsoft.

Videos: Kinnect and Windows Phone Playing Together – Understanding ‘Mango’ Developer Tools

In this sample-filled presentation of developing applications for Windows Phone, Maarten Struys, explains when to use Microsoft Expression Blend and when to use Microsoft Visual Studio.

“You’ll learn how both tools operate together to create captivating applications for WP. You’ll also learn how to use the emulator to test applications, including location awareness,” …

Guide to Create Your Own Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” Ringtones

So, have you got the Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” — now, if you want to create your own ringtones, so you can match your jingle to your mood, or match just the right tune to your contacts.

To make any file that fits these criteria into a ringtone, all you’ve to …

Understanding Windows Phone ‘Mango’ Developer Tools [Video]

Developing applications for Windows Phone is efficient and easy, thanks to an excellent suite of development and design tools. In this sample-filled presentation, Maarten Struys, (Maarten with two ‘a’s), explains when to use Microsoft Expression Blend and when to use Visual Studio.

You will learn how both tools operate together to create captivating …

Visual Studio 11 Express and Expression Blend for HTML for Windows 8 ‘Developer Preview’ Unveiled

At the Anaheim, California, BUILD conference, Steven Sinofsky unveiled Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows 8 “Developer Preview”. Whether your skills center around HTML and JavaScript or around C#, Visual Basic, or C++, Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11 represent exciting opportunities.

“One of the most notable advances in …

Using Wireframes to Visually Communicate a Windows Phone Experience

In this episode, Corrina continues the Design Tips miniseries by sharing her insights on how to use wireframes to improve the design and development process for Windows Phone applications. She walks through why wireframeing is an important part of the process of creating a WP7 application.

Corrina talks about the advantages of using …

Windows Phone Developers: Join Free ‘Building Applications for Windows Phone Mango’ Jump Start On August 24

Microsoft is offering Windows Phone developers a free two day online training course hosted by two Windows Phone MVPs, designed to offer training to those devs looking to create applications and games working on the next generation of the software giant’s mobile platform.

“Mango is an important leap forward …

Download Expression Web 4 SP2 RTM Build 4.0.1303.0

Microsoft Expression Web 4 Serive Pack 2 (SP2) is now available from Microsoft Download Center.

According to Microsoft, “Expression Web 4 customers that adopts SP2 will notice that support for jQuery has improved considerably, but will also be able to take advantage of additional examples of evolution after the upgrade, including image thumbnails …

Download Microsoft Media Platform Content Manager (MMPCM)

Microsoft Media Platform Content Manager pulls together an end-to-end video workflow that allows you to create live streaming events, transcode on-demand content, manage and publish video, edit video, and insert mid-roll advertisements.

“This open-source release can be used by enterprises, educational institutions, and broadcasting companies to manage their video assets using a lightweight …

SketchFlow Template for Windows 7 Phone Now Available on CodePlex

The SketchFlow Template for Windows Phone 7 adds a new SketchFlow template for Expression Blend* users that makes creating a prototype of a Windows Phone app quick and easy.

“With this new template you can quickly mockup a Windows Phone app using all the SketchFlow features you already know and love, sketchy controls, …

IIS Transform Manager 1.0 Beta Now Available for Download

The Beta of IIS Transform Manager is now available! In addition to the previous ability to almost instantly convert Smooth Streaming content for use on Apple iOS devices, Transform Manager now also enables you to convert segmented .mp4 files to Smooth Streaming presentations and then apply DRM encryption. Add to this the new ability to …

Microsoft Expression Blend Preview for Silverlight 5

Expression Blend Preview for Silverlight 5 as of beta provides support for creating Silverlight 5 Beta projects, including Silverlight 5 Beta SketchFlow projects.

Expression Blend Preview for Silverlight 5 installs side-by-side with Expression Blend 4.

Expression Blend Preview for Silverlight 5 supports only Silverlight 5 Beta projects.